Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • , TX

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper, an academic healthcare search firm, is seeking a Chief for the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at UT Southwestern.

UT Southwestern is an academic medical center, world renowned for its research and widely respected for its teaching and training, as well as for the quality of clinical care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Clinics, and affiliated hospitals. The Medical Center has three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. UT Southwestern has a proud history of supporting basic and translational research that has changed the world, counting among its faculty 6 Nobel laureates, 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators.

The Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center is structured into 17 academic divisions, consisting of approximately 300 faculty members, and numerous multidisciplinary programs, representing the full spectrum of pediatric medicine today. As the primary program in North Texas caring for children with gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and liver disorders, the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in partnership with the Children’s Health System of Texas, provides comprehensive care to an ever-expanding population. The Division’s mission is to improve the lives of children through quality care, innovative clinical programs, education and training of healthcare providers, and state-of-the-art techniques in basic, translational, and clinical research.

Position Overview

The Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a board certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist for a leadership opportunity as the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology. The Division Chief will serve as the academic leader for a division of 20 faculty within the Department of Pediatrics. In addition, the Division’s physicians provide supervision to 15 Advance Practice Providers. The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology provides inpatient and outpatient services at Children’s Health – Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and Children’s Medical Center Plano; outpatient services at Texas Health Dallas; and inpatient consultation services at UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital and Parkland Hospital. This nationally recognized division includes distinguished faculty focusing on diverse areas of gastroenterology, including chronic viral hepatitis, recurrent and chronic pancreatitis, eosinophilic GI disease, neurogastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, therapeutic endoscopy, intestinal rehabilitation, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and liver transplantation.


  • MD or MD/PhD or equivalent with Pediatric Gastroenterology certification is required.
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in Texas.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including administrative experience and skills.
  • Qualifications to fulfill the UT Southwestern criteria for a senior level faculty appointment.
  • History of successful NIH and/or other extramural grant funding for scientific research.
  • A nationally distinguished record as an academician, clinician, leader, and educator.
  • Proven background in faculty recruitment, mentoring, and development.
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